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Articles tagged “kenya”

Tourism

Kenya wants to almost double visitors by 2015 after last year’s revenue drop

There’s little evidence Kenya will be able to reach its 2-year tourism target while entangled in political controversies, but growth, albeit not two-fold, is on the horizon.

Kenya wants to almost double visitors by 2015 after last year’s revenue drop

Tourism

East African tourism ministers fed up with negative images

East Africa is less troubled than some of its Western and Northern neighbors but despite smart moves by Tanzania, the region has taken steps back in recent years, from political unrest in Kenya to rampant corruption and offensive politics in Uganda.

Tourism

Kenya battles wildlife poachers in order to keep safari tourists coming

The math is simple: One industry is sustainable, the other isn't. But try telling that to people who can make a quick buck and move on before they need to deal with the consequences.

Kenya battles wildlife poachers in order to keep safari tourists coming

Tourism

Kenyan civilians arm themselves to protect elephants and tourism

Kenyan communities see it in their economic interests to take up arms against poachers. Perhaps it is a model for other countries in Africa to take up the uphill battle to fight the ivory trade.

Kenyan civilians arm themselves to protect elephants and tourism

Airlines

Air traffic controllers sabotage timely takeoffs at Nairobi’s international airport

The slowdown isn’t particularly alarming amidst a wave of air-related strikes within Kenya, but does highlight the air traffic controllers' ability to manipulate airport operations.

Air traffic controllers sabotage timely takeoffs at Nairobi’s international airport

Ground Transport

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

You can crowdsource all the data you want, but it will take an engaged and compliant population to buy in to the system to produce any kind of change.

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

Tourism

Uganda has the fastest growing tourism industry in Africa

Kenya’s secretary of tourism attributed an influx of tourists from Asia combined with a relatively stable safety record for fueling the 25 percent growth of the tourism sector in Uganda.

Hotels

Major hotels brands look to capitalize on the growth of business travel in Kenya

Marriott and Hilton are among the hotels investing in Kenya with little concern for the country’s unstable past and a plan to cater to business travelers coming in from India, UEA, and China.

Major hotels brands look to capitalize on the growth of business travel in Kenya

Tourism

Balancing Kenya’s Maasai Mara culture with tourism & development

A great short documentary about the struggle between commercial/tourism development with conserving local cultures and wildlife, a struggle playing out in almost all parts of Africa.

SkiftX

Budget airline Fastjet to launch in Africa with EasyJet founder’s support

Fastjet's reliance on already approved routes and leased aircraft, not to mention EasyJet's expertise, give it a shot in an environment where few have tried.